Serene Varghese adjusts her son Omar’s mask while walking to Burgess Elementary School in East Atlanta on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Serene Varghese’s daughter, Dahlia, got Covid-19 during the first week of school about a month ago. (Rebecca Wright for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
COVID fears loom large for metro Atlanta parents of young students
Some of the highest school-based coronavirus case counts are at the elementary school level. Critics say some local school districts are doing little to curb cases.
September 8, 2021 Ocilla - The staff at the Irwin County Detention Center gave The Atlanta Journal-Constitution an exclusive tour of the complex this month, revealing empty cells, an empty cafeteria and an empty gymnasium. Employees wore masks and gloves. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
Why a South Georgia rural community dreads closure of immigration jail
The threat of closure of Irwin County Detention Center in Ocila following a whistleblower complaint could harm the rural community's economy